NASCAR's KING and (Black) PRINCE
I would not want to be the person who left a noose in Bubba Wallace’s race car. Not just the FBI, but everyone involved in NASCAR wants to catch that offender. In an act of solidarity with NASCAR's only Black full-time driver, dozens of drivers pushed the car driven by Bubba to the front of the field before Monday's race at Talladega Super Speedway.
There Bubba broke down with emotion whereupon he was comforted comforted by none other than the KING.
In fact, Bubba’s angry supporters are not led by any normal human; they are led by a King — who happens to be the owner -- and long term driver -- of Bubba Wallace’s race car: old #43.
So rest assured, the perpetrator will be caught. Because when Richard Petty, the King of NASCAR wants something, he usually gets it.
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EXIT 90 I-95n: Newton Grove To Devil’s Racetrack Road
Upcoming is an old Racetrack Road. In June 1986, Richard Petty made his 1000th start — a first in NASCAR.
Possibly the greatest race car driver ever, North Carolina’s own Richard Petty was a Seven-time Daytona 500 champion. He tops NASCAR in wins with 200 poles and 127 wins in a season (27 in 1967).
Petty is a Tar Heel from the town of Randelman, just west of the Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill Triangle. He is also a second generation driver in something of a dynasty.
His father, Lee Petty, won the first Daytona 500 in 1959 and was also a three-time NASCAR champion. His son Kyle is also a well-known NASCAR driver. SADLY, His grandson, Adam was killed in a practice RUN crash.
That said, the Pettys were historically cautious about allowing their kids go into the family business. In fact, while young Richard worked in his father’s pit crew at age 12, his father did not allow him to race until he was 21.
Princes obviously need to learn to rule before they can wear the crown. Obviously with a young black man driving Petty's beloved #43, Richard plans to pass the crown to Bubba Wallace -- a prince by any measure.
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